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West Coast Stock Car HoF Reveals 2018 Nominees
November 14, 2017
The West Coast Stock Car HoF 2018 ballot, from which five inductees ultimately will be chosen, contains a NASCAR speedway president, 15 drivers, a pair of car owners and two crew chiefs. Eleven individuals have been nominated for the first time.
West Coast Stock Car HoF Reveals 2018 Nominees

Twenty individuals reflecting a varied history of the motor racing industry have been nominated for induction into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

The organization’s ballot, from which five inductees ultimately will be chosen, contains a NASCAR speedway president, 15 drivers, a pair of car owners and two crew chiefs. The list spans historic (pre-1970) and modern eras of the sport. Eleven individuals are nominated for the first time.

First-time nominees are Dave Byrd, Austin Cameron, Ernie Cope, George Follmer, Joe Garone, J.D. Gibbs, Lance Hooper, Eric Norris, Greg Pursley, Boris Said and Bryan R. Sperber.

Nominated on previous ballots are Ron Esau, Tom Gloy, the late Rick Henderson, Tommy Kendall, Doug McCoun, Greg Pickett, Oren Prosser, the late Marshall Sargent and Dick Woodland.

The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame annually nominates for induction worthy individuals who competed in traditional stock car racing as well as other full-bodied racing vehicles primarily on road courses under international and national sanction by the FIA, International Motor Sports Ass’n (IMSA), Grand-Am and the Sports Car Club of America.

The Board of Directors’ first round of balloting, from which 10 semi-finalists are to be chosen, begins later this month and ends Jan. 8, 2018. Final voting begins Jan. 11, 2018 and ends Jan. 31, 2018 with the five inductees to be named Sunday, March 11, 2018, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Phoenix Raceway.

The Class of 2018 will be enshrined June 21 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.